Council on Radiation Protection
Medical Quality Assurance Services
For Health care Professionals
The Council on Radiation Protection is an advisory council to the Department of Health and was legislatively established to ensure that every radiological personnel practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Council on Radiation Protection is responsible for licensing, monitoring, disciplining and educating every person who use radiation and radiation emitting equipment to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.
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Due to impacts from Hurricane Hermine to the State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for 51 counties. The Florida Department of Health, in accordance with Executive Order 16-205 and Executive Order 16-206, has therefore extended license expiration deadlines for clinical lab personnel and radiologic technologist licensees whose license expired at midnight on August 31, 2016. The new licensure expiration date is midnight on September 30, 2016. Any active license not renewed before this time will go into a delinquent status. Final renewal for Dental Laboratories has also been extended to midnight on September 30, 2016.
For Radiologic Personnel
Effective July 1, 2016, anyone applying for certification as a Radiologic Technologist or Radiologist Assistant is no longer required to complete the HIV/Aids course as a condition of licensure. After July 1, 2016, you will not need to submit evidence of HIV/Aids Course Completion. Please note that this is still a condition of renewal of a certification.
Florida’s Healthy Promise CampaignHealthy Promise Florida is a campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to encourage residents in Florida to make more informed choices about healthy eating and active living this year. Learn more about the Healthy Promise Campaign.
Information on Ebola Virus Disease DocumentsThe state of Florida is prepared to identify and treat patients who may have Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In the event that a patient with EVD is diagnosed in Florida, the Florida Department of Health will collaborate with healthcare partners to ensure appropriate patient care, protocols for isolation, infection control and the assessment of risk to relevant individuals.
For further information on the Ebola Virus Disease visit the Department of Health’s online newsroom or website.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is aware that documents purportedly originating from DOH requesting information of a sensitive nature have been received by members of the public. These documents request licensees share information that may be used to commit fraud against a licensee or patient. DOH is committed to protecting the integrity of DOH licensees and consumers. The DOH Office of Inspector General is in contact with the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate fraud perpetrated on our licensees.
Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent Documents
Should you receive a document that appears to be from DOH, but you believe may be fraudulent, you may contact your local law enforcement agency or you may contact DOH at 850-488-0595 for instructions on how to proceed. Your cooperation and assistance is vital in protecting the continued integrity of DOH licensees and our consumers.